Jeremy Leffert – Director of Winemaking
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by Tooth & Nail Wine Co
Aromas: Pear, citrus, pineapple, butterscotch
Flavors: Peach, tangerine, lime rind
Texture: Crunchy, racy, and vibrant
Aging: 10 months in French oak barriques
Vineyard: Grown at Murmur Vineyard in the Santa Maria Valley, planted by owner Rob Murray in 2008
Production: Only 192 cases produced
The 2022 Amor Fati Murmur Vineyard Chardonnay is a site-driven expression of ultra-coastal Chardonnay, notable for its purity and freshness. Electric aromas of pear, citrus, and pineapple reveal notes of butterscotch and toasted brioche. Crunchy textures flood the palate with racy flavors of peach, tangerine, lime rind, and Asian pear. The finish lingers with vibrant acidity and hints of light spice. An exemplary rendition of Santa Maria Valley Chardonnay.
Murmur Vineyard is renowned for producing ultra-coastal, cool-climate wines of extraordinary energy, tension, and refinement. Situated just 13 unobstructed miles east of the Pacific Ocean and near the mouth of the Santa Maria River, Murmur Vineyard is distinguished by its prevailing marine influence.
Planted by Tooth & Nail owner/founder Rob Murray in 2008, this vineyard was carefully plotted and planted to 35 vineyard blocks spanning a variety of aspects. The result is a wide array of expressions within each planted variety. The soils at Murmur Vineyard are predominantly composed of marine sand parent material with varying amounts of clay and loam, depending on the elevation and precise location within the vineyard. The Chardonnay blocks are planted to the vineyard’s northern interior, with perfectly moderated marine exposure to develop full flavors with abundant acidity. The 2022 Chardonnay comes from select blocks planted to two notable clones — Robert Young Clone (50%) and Clone 76 (50%). The individual blocks were hand-harvested under cover of darkness at Murmur Vineyard on September 2, 2022. Upon arrival at the winery in the cool morning hours, the fruit was whole-cluster pressed and fermented exclusively in 228-liter French oak barriques, inclusive of 15 percent new oak.
After fermentation, the lots underwent full secondary malolactic fermentation and were aged on the lees in oak barriques for a period of 10 months. Regular lees stirring was applied throughout the maturation period to develop an enhanced mouthfeel. At the conclusion of barrel aging, the final blend was assembled and integrated in stainless steel for one additional month before bottling.
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Jeremy Leffert – Director of Winemaking
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Amor Fati is the imprint of our most elevated and coveted wines. Marked by meticulous winemaking and exhibiting both vibrancy and tension, Amor Fati wines represent the finest from Tooth & Nail.